With pregnancy comes an array of changes and one of these is the production of the hormone relaxin. Relaxin aids in the relaxation of the ligaments of the joints. This ligament laxity allows room for baby growth but also to aid in the birth of your baby. The down fall of this, along with loss of core stability, is the resultant aches and pain of pregnancy.
The good news is we can help to relieve your discomfort with gentle and safe techniques for you and your baby.
The Chiropractic table at the clinic allows for pregnant women to have treatment on their tummies throughout their pregnancy. Our all female Chiropractors, are experienced in treating pregnancy related pain.
At your initial appointment, your Chiropractor will assess the joints and muscles around your low back and pelvis to determine the cause of your pain. Finding the cause, will help us alleviate your pain as quickly as possible.
Although it is perfectly safe to use spinal manipulation and drop table adjusting in pregnancy we usually recommend only using the pelvic blocks and activator in the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy. This is to ensure we don’t cause you too much discomfort and also to let your baby settle into the uterus nicely. In addition to the activator tool we also use techniques such as kinesiology taping and dry needling to help alleviate your discomfort
If you are pregnant and suffering with back pain, neck pain, sciatica or pubic pain, book in with one of our gentle, female chiropractors online or call today.